I am currently reading Trauma and Recovery, a book which touches on many of the same themes in the excellent movie Regeneration which I saw recently. Though the book is from a moderately leftist, feminist perspective (its take on World War I is of the typical peacenik Ernst-Jünger-didn't-exist mindset), it inspired me to think about my online rightist friends. In the tradition of OneSTDV, I have a question for rightists:
Has personal trauma significantly affected your politico-philosophical positions, especially your self-conception as a rightist? Does is underpin any specific positions or stances? Or does it merely inform your worldview in a general way? It need not have been trauma affecting you personally, but that would have affected someone you knew personally.
Addendum: I have not blogged on the Cleveland, TX atrocity because I am just too busy and others (Mangan, Sailer, OneSTDV) have done a commendable job. However, I think that situation ties in serendipitously with this topic. Should someone stop by and want to shine a little light in this somewhat overcast blog, I'd be grateful.